Environmental Protection Agency February 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Office of Research and Development; Ambient Air Monitoring Reference and Equivalent Methods: Designation of a New Equivalent Method
Document Number: E7-3523
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated, in accordance with 40 CFR Part 53, a new equivalent method for measuring concentrations of ozone (O3) in the ambient air.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program; EPA ICR No. 0370.19; OMB Control No. 2040-0042
Document Number: E7-3516
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2007. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below.
Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
Document Number: E7-3322
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of request by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations and providing a public comment period.
Pesticide Product Registration Approval; Request for Comments
Document Number: E7-3321
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces and requests comments on an application to register the pesticide product Isomate-CM/LR TT containing an active ingredient not included in any previously registered product pursuant to the provisions of section 3(c)(5) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended.
Dimethoate; Modification and Closure of Reregistration Eligibility Decision; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-3320
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces EPA's intention to modify certain risk mitigation measures that were imposed as a result of the 2006 Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) for the pesticide dimethoate, and opens a public comment period on these changes. EPA conducted this reassessment of the dimethoate RED in response to public comments received. The commentors have requested that the Agency make certain modifications in the dimethoate RED label requirements including: Specifying a maximum seasonal application rate, rather than a maximum number of applications per season; and increased seasonal rates for peppers and cherries.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Update to Materials Incorporated by Reference
Document Number: E7-3318
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is updating the materials submitted by West Virginia that are incorporated by reference (IBR) into the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The regulations affected by this update have been previously submitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and approved by EPA. This update affects the SIP materials that are available for public inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Air and Radiation Docket and Information Center located at EPA Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the Regional Office.
Halosulfuron-methyl; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-3205
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for residues of halosulfuron-methyl in or on the commodities alfalfa, forage at 1.0 parts per million (ppm) and alfalfa, hay at 2.0 ppm. Gowan Company requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA). The Agency is also correcting the tolerance expression for 40 CFR 180.479(a)(1) with this regulation. The tolerance expression is being corrected because the metabolites were inadvertently deleted from the most recent edition of 40 CFR 180.479.
2-Propenoic Acid, Methyl Ester, Polymer with Ethenyl Acetate, Hydrolyzed, Sodium Salts; Tolerance Exemption
Document Number: E7-3118
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 2-propenoic acid, methyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate, hydrolyzed, sodium salts (CAS Reg. No. 886993-11- 9) when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. MonoSol, LLC submitted a petition to EPA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA) requesting an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. This regulation eliminates the need to establish a maximum permissible level for residues of 2-propenoic acid, methyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate, hydrolyzed, sodium salts.
Notice of Filing of Pesticide Petitions for Residues of Pesticide Chemicals in or on Various Commodities
Document Number: E7-3117
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the initial filing of pesticide petitions proposing the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities.
Sethoxydim; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: E7-3010
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes tolerances for combined residues of sethoxydim {2-[1-(ethoxyimino)butyl]-5-[2-(ethylthio)propyl]-3- hydroxy-2-cyclohexen-1-one {time} and its metabolites containing the 2- cyclohexen-1-one moiety (calculated as sethoxydim) in or on buckwheat grain, buckwheat flour, okra, borage seed, borage meal, fresh dillweed leaves, radish tops, turnip greens, and vegetable, root and tuber, group 1. Interregional Research Project No. 4 (IR-4) requested these tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Orthosulfamuron; Pesticide Tolerance
Document Number: 07-898
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-28
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of orthosulfamuron in or on rice, grain and rice, straw at 0.05 parts per million (ppm). ISAGRO S.p.A., Centro Uffici S. Siro Fabbricato D ALA 3, Via Caldera, 21, 20153 Milano, Italy, requested this tolerance under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA).
Board of Scientific Counselors, Safe Pesticides/Safe Products (SP2) Research Program Subcommittee Meetings-March/April 2007
Document Number: E7-3319
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of two meetings (via teleconference) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) SP2 Subcommittee.
Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2005
Document Number: E7-3317
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2005 is available for public review. Annual U.S. emissions for the period of time from 1990 through 2005 are summarized and presented by source category and sector. The inventory contains estimates of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emissions. The inventory also includes estimates of carbon fluxes in U.S. agricultural and forest lands. The technical approach used in this report to estimate emissions and sinks for greenhouse gases is consistent with the methodologies recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and reported in a format consistent with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reporting guidelines. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2005 is the latest in a series of annual U.S. submissions to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC.
Draft Toxicological Review of 1,1,1-Trichloroethane: In Support of the Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: E7-3316
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is announcing that the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE), under an Interagency agreement between the Department of Energy and EPA, will convene an independent panel of experts and organize and conduct an external peer-review workshop to review the external review draft document titled, Toxicological Review of 1,1,1-Trichloroethane: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) (NCEA-S-1606). The EPA also is announcing a public comment period for the draft document. EPA intends to consider comments and recommendations from the public and the expert panel meeting when EPA finalizes the draft document. The public comment period and the external peer-review workshop are separate processes that provide opportunities for all interested parties to comment on the document. In addition to consideration by EPA, all public comments submitted in accordance with this notice will also be forwarded to ORISE for consideration by the external peer- review panel prior to the workshop. EPA is releasing this draft document solely for the purpose of pre- dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. This document has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency policy or determination. ORISE invites the public to register to attend this workshop as observers. In addition, ORISE invites the public to give brief oral comments at the workshop regarding the draft document under review. The draft document and EPA's peer-review charge are available via the Internet on NCEA's home page under the Recent Additions and the Data and Publications menus at http://www.epa.gov/ncea. When finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to consider ORISE's report of the comments and recommendations from the external peer-review workshop and any public comments that EPA receives in accordance with this notice.
Board of Scientific Counselors Human Health Mid-Cycle Subcommittee Meeting-March 2007
Document Number: E7-3315
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92- 463, the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development (ORD), gives notice of a meeting (via teleconference) of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Human Health Mid-Cycle Subcommittee.
California State Motor Vehicle Pollution Control Standards; Request for Waiver of Federal Preemption; Opportunity for Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-3313
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has notified EPA that it has adopted ``Malfunction and Diagnostic System Requirements for 2010 and Subsequent Model-Year Heavy-Duty Engines.'' By letter dated September 22, 2006, CARB submitted a request that EPA grant a waiver of preemption under section 209(b) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. 7543(b) for this regulation. This notice announces that EPA has tentatively scheduled a public hearing concerning California's request and that EPA is accepting written comment on the request.
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating) Operations
Document Number: E7-3311
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Because EPA received adverse comments, we are withdrawing the direct final rule for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating) Operations published on December 29, 2006. Additionally, this notice serves to reopen the public comment period for 60 days to facilitate the collection and submission of data by affected sources. This information will assist EPA in determining the appropriate course of action for addressing surface coating operations that are the subject of the direct final rule amendments.
Control of Hazardous Air Pollutants From Mobile Sources
Document Number: E7-2667
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is adopting controls on gasoline, passenger vehicles, and portable fuel containers (primarily gas cans) that will significantly reduce emissions of benzene and other hazardous air pollutants (``mobile source air toxics''). Benzene is a known human carcinogen, and mobile sources are responsible for the majority of benzene emissions. The other mobile source air toxics are known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects. We are limiting the benzene content of gasoline to an annual refinery average of 0.62% by volume, beginning in 2011. In addition, for gasoline, we are establishing a maximum average standard for refineries of 1.3% by volume beginning on July 1, 2012, which acts as an upper limit on gasoline benzene content when credits are used to meet the 0.62 volume % standard. We are also limiting exhaust emissions of hydrocarbons from passenger vehicles when they are operated at cold temperatures. This standard will be phased in from 2010 to 2015. For passenger vehicles, we are also adopting evaporative emissions standards that are equivalent to those currently in effect in California. Finally, we are adopting a hydrocarbon emissions standard for portable fuel containers beginning in 2009, which will reduce evaporation and spillage of gasoline from these containers. These controls will significantly reduce emissions of benzene and other mobile source air toxics such as 1,3-butadiene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, acrolein, and naphthalene. There will be additional substantial benefits to public health and welfare because of significant reductions in emissions of particulate matter from passenger vehicles.
State Operating Permit Programs; West Virginia; Amendment to the Definitions of a “Major Source” and “Volatile Organic Compound”
Document Number: 07-847
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is taking direct final action to amend the State of West Virginia's operating permit program to correct the definitions of ``major source'' and ``volatile organic compound.'' West Virginia's revision was submitted in response to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 that required States to submit to EPA program revisions in accordance with the Federal Title V regulations. EPA granted final approval of West Virginia's operating permit program on November 23, 2001. West Virginia amended its operating permit program to address the Federal EPA amendment to the Federal Title V regulations, which went into effect on November 27, 2001, and this action approves this amendment. Any parties interested in commenting on this action granting approval of West Virginia's amendment to the Title V operating permit program should do so at this time.
State Operating Permit Programs; West Virginia; Amendments to the Definition of “a Major Source” and “Volatile Organic Compound”
Document Number: 07-846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve an amendment to the State of West Virginia's operating permit program to correct the definition of ``a major source'' and ``volatile organic compound.'' West Virginia's revision was submitted in response to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1990 that required States to submit to EPA program revisions in accordance with the Federal Title V regulations. The EPA granted final approval of West Virginia's operating permit program on November 23, 2001. West Virginia amended its operating permit program to address the Federal EPA amendment to the Federal Title V regulations, which went into effect on November 27, 2001. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State's amendment to its operating permit program as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. The EPA will not institute a second comment period. Any parties interested in commenting on this action should do so at this time.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Notification of a Public Teleconference of the Science Advisory Board; Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC)
Document Number: E7-3208
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the SAB Radiation Advisory Committee (RAC) to discuss its draft advisory regarding EPA's draft White Paper: Modifying EPA Radiation Risk Models Based on BEIR VII, dated August, 2006.
Idaho: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
Document Number: E7-3207
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Idaho applied to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). On November 9, 2006, EPA published a proposed rule to authorize the changes and opened a public comment period under Docket ID No. EPA-R10-RCRA-2006-0830. The comment period closed on December 11, 2006. EPA has decided that these revisions to the Idaho hazardous waste management program satisfy all of the requirements necessary to qualify for final authorization and is authorizing these revisions to Idaho's authorized hazardous waste management program in this final rule.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Iowa
Document Number: E7-3204
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a State Implementation Plan (SIP) submission by the State of Iowa which revises the air quality rules to include portions of the Federal New Source Review (NSR) regulations promulgated by EPA in December 2002. These revisions do not include the portion of the rules for nonattainment areas as there are currently no nonattainment areas in the State of Iowa; therefore, those portions of the State rules remain in effect. The definitions and applicability portions of the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program were written into the State rules while the remaining portions of the PSD program were adopted by reference. All references to clean units and pollution control projects are not adopted by reference. Iowa has also not adopted portions of the Federal rule relating to exceptions from recordkeeping requirements.
Safe Drinking Water Act Determination; Underground Injection Control Program, Determination of Indian Country Status for Purposes of Underground Injection Control Program Permitting
Document Number: E7-3203
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-26
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Land Status Determination, which concludes that the approximately 160 acres of land located in the southeast portion of Section 8, Township 16N, Range 16W, in the State of New Mexico (the Section 8 land), is part of a dependent Indian community under 18 U.S.C. 1151(b) and, thus, considered to be ``Indian country.'' EPA is therefore the appropriate agency to consider underground injection control (UIC) permit applications under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for that land.
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis; Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E7-3116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency), Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the EPA's Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis to review two draft documents associated with EPA's study on ``Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act, 1990-2020.''
Science Advisory Board Staff Office; EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC); CASAC Lead Review Panel; Notification of a Public Advisory Committee Meeting (Teleconference)
Document Number: E7-3115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public teleconference of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Lead Review Panel (CASAC Panel) to review and approve the CASAC's draft letter to the EPA Administrator resulting from its February 6-7, 2007 meeting to conduct a peer review of the Draft Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Lead: Policy Assessment of Scientific and Technical Information (1st Draft Lead Staff Paper, December 2006) and a related draft technical support document, Lead Human Exposure and Health Risk Assessments and Ecological Risk Assessment for Selected Areas: Pilot Phase, Draft Technical Report (Draft Lead Exposure and Risk Assessments, December 2006).
EPAAR Prescription and Solicitation Provision-EPA Green Meetings and Conferences
Document Number: E7-3114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to revise the EPA Acquisition Regulation (EPAAR) Subparts 1523 and 1552 to establish policy and procedures for acquiring environmentally preferable meeting and conference services. This proposed EPAAR revision will add a prescription and solicitation provision that Agency employees will be required to use when soliciting quotes or offers for meeting and conference space and services. The solicitation provision will require meeting and conference venues to provide EPA with information about environmentally preferable features and practices in use at their facilities. As stated in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), environmentally preferable products and services are those ``that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.'' The intent of this rule is to ensure that environmental preferability is considered in each purchase of commercial meeting and conference services, which furthers the EPA mission to protect human health and the environment. This action revises the EPAAR, but does not impose any new requirements on Agency contractors. The procedure will require Agency employees to request information from prospective meeting venues about their environmentally preferable (green) practices for consideration in the award decision, thus encouraging the industry to adopt more of these practices so that we will be more likely to do business with them. This rule imposes no requirement or standard that a facility must meet in order to do business with us.
Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments
Document Number: E7-3113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA does not object to the proposed project. Rating LO. EIS No. 20060203, ERP No. D-BLM-J01081-WY, Maysdorf Coal Lease by Application (LBA) Tract, (Federal Coal Application WYW154432), Implementation, Campbell Counties, WY. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about the potential for adverse impacts to air quality. The Final EIS should include information demonstrating how compliance with national air quality standards for particulate matter will be achieved and as well as a more detailed mitigation plan. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060380, ERP No. D-AFS-J67033-CO, Robin Redbreast Unpatented Lode Claim Mining Plan of Operations, Implementation, U.S. Army COE Section 404 Permit, Located above the Middle Fork of the Cimarron River within the Uncompahgre Wilderness, Ouray Ranger District, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Hinsdale County, CO. Summary: EPA expressed environmental concerns about impacts to water quality from acid mine drainage. The Final EIS should include additional analysis of groundwater conditions and flow rates and more information regarding water treatment to meet water quality criteria. Rating EC2. EIS No. 20060526, ERP No. D-AFS-G65102-NM, Canadian River Tamarisk Control, Proposes to Control the Nonnative Invasive Species Tamarisk (also Known as salt cedar) Cibola National Forest, Canadian River, Harding and Mora Counties, New Mexico. Summary: EPA does not object to the selection of the preferred alternative. Rating LO.
Environmental Impacts Statements; Notice of Availability
Document Number: E7-3112
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Federal Implementation Plan Under the Clean Air Act for Certain Trust Lands of the Forest Country Potawatomi Community Reservation if Designated as a PSD Class I Area; State of Wisconsin
Document Number: 07-826
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is announcing two public hearings on our proposed ``Federal Implementation Plan Under the Clean Air Act for Certain Trust Lands of the Forest Country Potawatomi Community Reservation if Designated as a PSD Class I Area; State of Wisconsin.'' We are also extending the comment period from January 17, 2007, until April 27, 2007, 30 days from the second public hearing. This proposed rulemaking was published in the Federal Register on December 18, 2006 (71 FR 75694), and proposes to promulgate a Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) if it approves the Forest County Potawatomi (FCP) Community's request to redesignate certain trust lands as a Class I area under the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program.
Connecticut Marine Sanitation Device Standard-Receipt of Petition
Document Number: 07-825
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that a petition has been received from the state of Connecticut requesting a determination by the Regional Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the state waters of Branford, East Haven, New Haven, West Haven, Orange, Milford, Stratford, Bridgeport, Fairfield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, and Greenwich. The proposed area also includes the Housatonic River from the Derby Dam and the Quinnipiac River from the southern border of North Haven.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Automobile and Light Duty Truck Surface Coating Operations (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1064.15, OMB Control Number 2060-0034.
Document Number: E7-3018
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS and NESHAP for Wool Fiberglass Manufacturing Plants (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1160.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0114
Document Number: E7-3016
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR which is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; NSPS for Pressure Sensitive Tape and Label Surface Coating Operations, EPA ICR Number 0658.09, OMB Control Number 2060-0004
Document Number: E7-3015
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Starmet CMI; Barnwell, Barnwell County, SC; Notice of Settlement
Document Number: E7-3014
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Under Section 122(g) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the United States Environmental Protection Agency has entered into a settlement for reimbursement of past response costs with the Alaron Corporation concerning the Starmet CMI Superfund Site located in Barnwell, Barnwell County, South Carolina.
Insect Repellent-Sunscreen Combination Products; Request for Information and Comments
Document Number: E7-3008
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is seeking information to determine how insect repellent- sunscreen combination products should be regulated in order to complete the reregistration review which was described in the Reregistration Eligibility Decision (RED) document for the insect repellent DEET. This action would consider issues such as labeling, product performance and applicable safety standards for all currently (and any future) registered insect repellent-sunscreen combination products. The sunscreen components of these products are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register is a companion notice in which the FDA is also requesting information and comments on these products and for which the FDA will be considering rulemaking. The decision on what if any change in the way these products are regulated will consider information and comments submitted in response to this Notice.
Aquatic Life Ambient Freshwater Quality Criteria-Copper 2007 Revision
Document Number: E7-3007
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the availability of the 2007 revised recommended aquatic life ambient freshwater quality criteria for copper. The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to develop and publish, and from time to time revise, criteria for water accurately reflecting the latest scientific knowledge. These criteria provide EPA's recommendations to states and authorized tribes as they establish their water quality standards as state or tribal law or regulation. An EPA water quality criterion does not substitute for requirements of the CWA or EPA regulations, nor is an EPA criteria recommendation a regulation. It does not impose legally binding requirements on the EPA, states, authorized tribes or the regulated community. State and tribal decision makers have discretion to adopt approaches that differ from EPA's water quality criteria recommendations on a case-by-case basis. Today, the Agency is making a revised recommendation about water quality criteria for copper.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Ammonium Sulfate Manufacturing Plants (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1066.05, OMB Control Number 2060-0032
Document Number: E7-3004
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Flexible Vinyl and Urethane Coating and Printing (Renewal), EPA ICR Number 1157.08, OMB Control Number 2060-0073.
Document Number: E7-3003
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR that is abstracted below describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; RadNet (Previously Known as ERAMS) (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 0877.09, OMB Control No. 2060-0015
Document Number: E7-3002
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to renew an existing approved collection. The ICR, which is abstracted below, describes the nature of the information collection and its estimated burden and cost.
Agency Information Collection Activities OMB Responses
Document Number: E7-3000
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document announces the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) responses to Agency Clearance requests, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and 48 CFR chapter 15.
Virginia State Prohibition on Discharges of Vessel Sewage; Final Affirmative Determination
Document Number: E7-2877
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Notice is hereby given that the Regional Administrator, EPA Region III has affirmatively determined, pursuant to section 312(f) of Public Law 92-500, as amended by Public Law 95-217 and Public Law 100-4 (the Clean Water Act), that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for the navigable waters of the Lynnhaven River, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Virginia will completely prohibit the discharge of sewage, whether treated or not, from any vessel in the Lynnhaven River.
Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee: Azinphos-methyl Transition Issues Work Group, Spray Drift Work Group, and Registration Review Implementation Work Group; Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: E7-2871
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) will hold public meetings for three PPDC Work Groups: the Azinphos-methyl (AZM) Transition Issues Work Group, Spray Drift Work Group, and Registration Review Implementation Work Group. The public meetings will be held March 6-8, 2007. Agendas for these meetings are being developed and will be posted on EPA's website. In light of the recent EPA decision to phase-out the remaining uses of the organophosphate AZM over the next few years, the AZM Transition Issues Work Group is being created to help advise EPA and USDA on the AZM transition planning and implementation. The Spray Drift Work Group, co-chaired by EPA Offices of Water and Pesticide Programs, is improving understanding of the perspectives of all stakeholders regarding spray drift and will provide recommendations on ways to mitigate spray drift. The Registration Review Implementation Work Group is developing recommendations for the Registration Review initial docket opening process.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: E7-2808
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving revisions to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program. The revisions clarify the rule and streamline processes without negatively impacting air quality. The approved revisions will ensure consistency between the state and the Federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Operating Permits Program; State of Missouri
Document Number: E7-2807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA proposes to approve a revision to the Missouri State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Operating Permits Program. The revisions clarify the rule and streamline processes without negatively impacting air quality. This revision will ensure consistency between the state and the federally-approved rules.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; New York; Motor Vehicle Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Program
Document Number: E7-2801
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA is approving a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York's motor vehicle enhanced inspection and maintenance (I/M) program which includes the adoption of a statewide On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) program. New York has made revisions to Title 6 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR), Part 217, ``Motor Vehicle Enhanced Inspection and Maintenance Program Requirements,'' and Title 15 NYCRR Part 79, ``Motor Vehicle Inspection Regulations,'' to comply with EPA regulations and to improve performance of its I/M program. The intended effect of this action is to maintain consistency between the State-adopted rules and the federally approved SIP and to approve a control strategy that will result in emission reductions that will help achieve attainment of the national ambient air quality standard for ozone.
Pine Oil and Propylene Glycol and Dipropylene Glycol Reregistration Eligibility Decisions; Notice of Availability
Document Number: 07-791
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This notice announces the availability of EPA's Reregistration Eligibility Decisions (REDs) for the pesticides pine oil and propylene glycol and dipropylene glycol and opens a public comment period on these documents. The Agency's risk assessments and other related documents also are available in the pine oil and propylene glycol and dipropylene glycol Dockets. Pine oil is an antimicrobial used for sanitizing and disinfecting in residential and commercial/ institutional settings. Propylene glycol is used in air sanitization and hard surface disinfection and dipropylene glycol is used in air sanitization. EPA has reviewed pine oil and propylene glycol and dipropylene glycol through the public participation process that the Agency uses to involve the public in developing pesticide reregistration and tolerance reassessment decisions. Through these programs, EPA is ensuring that all pesticides meet current health and safety standards.
Notice of Open Meeting of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board (EFAB)
Document Number: 07-748
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-21
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA's EFAB will hold an open meeting of the full board in Atlanta, GA on March 19-20, 2007. EFAB is an EPA advisory committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) to provide advice and recommendations to EPA on creative approaches to funding environmental programs, projects, and activities. The purpose of this meeting is to hear from informed speakers on environmental finance issues, proposed legislation, Agency priorities, and to discuss progress with work products under EFAB's current Strategic Action Agenda. Environmental financing topics expected to be discussed include: Financial Assurance Mechanisms, Environmental Management Systems, Smartway Transport Program, and Water Infrastructure Financing. This meeting is open to the public, however, seating is limited. All members of the public who wish to attend the must register in advance, no later than Friday, March 2, 2007.
Extension of Period for Objection for the Notice of Data Availability for EGU NOX
Document Number: E7-2806
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is extending the period for submission of objections concerning the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) for EGU NOX Annual and NOX Ozone Season Allocations for the Clean Air Interstate Rule Federal Implementation Plan Trading Programs (CAIR FIP) published on August 4, 2006 to June 1, 2007 for cogeneration units combusting biomass (biomass cogeneration units). The period had previously been extended to October 5, 2006 for all objections, and further extended to February 20, 2007 for objections concerning biomass cogeneration units. This notice further extends the period for objections concerning biomass cogeneration units from February 20, 2007 to June 1, 2007. Certain biomass cogeneration unit owners and operators requested the additional time to submit objections because of difficulties in collection of information relating to the application of efficiency standards for cogeneration units (as defined in the CAIR FIP) to biomass cogeneration units. For all other objections, the deadline was October 5, 2006.